In this week’s edition of “For Your Consideration,” we’re featuring one of British television’s newest hilarious series, Crashing. The show first aired early last year and, in September of last year, gained a spot on Netflix. Even though there are only six episodes, it’s filled with laugh-out-loud moments, people discovering who they truly are, unsteady relationships and crazy moments that, oddly enough, you find yourself relating to. Created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the series proves that not only is Waller-Bridge a great actress, but she is also great at writing humorous television series.
Crashing is a fresh British comedy series that features the lives of six dysfunctional 20-somethings as they desperately try to keep their shit together. The show tells the tale of a hodgepodge of people who become property guardians of a disused hospital. Despite the state of the dilapidated hospital, the inhabitants are expected to follow a strict set of rules.
Why You Should Watch
While the series might remind viewers of the beloved TV show Friends and also shares similarities to Fresh Meat, Crashing has its own unique humor that leaves you craving for more. For one thing, there are the well-developed characters who live comical and emotionally unstable lives.
Anthony (Damien Molony) is engaged to Kate (Louise Ford), who is uptight and constantly nagging the rest of the tenants about keeping the rules. Their relationship is already strained, but becomes even more so when Anthony’s childhood friend, Lulu (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) comes to live with them. It’s obvious from the moment Lulu is introduced that Anthony has feelings for her and, throughout the series, Kate tries desperately to prove her superiority over her. Then there’s the loveable duo Sam (Jonathan Bailey) and Fred (Amit Shah) who are both on a rollercoaster of self-discovery. There’s also the resident artist, Melody (Julie Dray), who is struggling with daddy issues and uses Colin (Adrian Scarborough) as her muse.
What’s probably most appealing about Crashing is its ability to pull at your heartstrings while entertaining you. While Sam is depicted as being cocky and overbearing, especially when it comes to his relationship with Fred, there are times when viewers are able to see a serious side to his character (an example is when he has to attend his father’s funeral).
Crashing is a series that shows just how jovial a set of people can be in the wake of a depressing situation. It’s uncertain whether or not the show will return for a season two, but there’s been talk that Netflix might pick it up. In the meantime, there are six episodes streaming on Netflix that you can binge watch.